The Hot Eight: Our Great Orlando Mixer finalist bars have been named!


  • St. Augustine Distillery gin cocktail by Prato Winter Park
Well, flappers and philosophers, if you've been waiting to shake the dust out of your Roaring '20s costume until you find out who's going to be pouring your poisons, the moment is here. Mixer Month voting ended Wednesday at midnight, and we have our winners for the Great Orlando Mixer, March 26 – in no particular order, they are:

Prato Winter Park
Lil Indies
Santiago's Bodega
Church Street Tavern
Stardust Video & Coffee
Luma on Park
World of Beer Downtown
The Hen House

  • Templeton Rye cocktail by Luma on Park
This is a fine field of contenders, and they will all be working hard to mix the winning cocktail. Competition cocktails will use Templeton Rye and St. Augustine Distillery Co. gin – and you can be one of the connoisseurs to choose the ultimate winner.

And hey, even if you don't care about the bartender battle, there'll be food (by Urban Tide, Seito Sushi, Paxia and more) and music and dancing and a lot of dressed-up people on their flirtiest behavior – a night to remember, so buy your tickets before they sell out!

Need costume inspo? Check out our gallery of last year's best-dressed.

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